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What Causes Discomfort In The Tongue?

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Posted on Fri, 3 Nov 2017
Question: I found black areas of apparently dead cells on the surface of my tongue. There has been some discomfort and sensation of tongue coating for the last three nights. Is this suggestive of any known disease?
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Answered by Dr. Neha Sumra (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Can be black hairy tongue

Detailed Answer:
hi

thanks for writing in.

As per your symptoms you might be having black hairy tongue which can be due to many reasons like:
- poor oral hygiene
- smoking
- bacterial or fungal infection

You need to maintain good oral hygiene and if you smoke then quit smoking.
Take more roughage like salad in your diet.
Consult an oral surgeon and start with antifungal like nystatin.

Hope I answered your query

Thanks & Regards
Dr. Neha Sumra




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What Causes Discomfort In The Tongue?

Brief Answer: Can be black hairy tongue Detailed Answer: hi thanks for writing in. As per your symptoms you might be having black hairy tongue which can be due to many reasons like: - poor oral hygiene - smoking - bacterial or fungal infection You need to maintain good oral hygiene and if you smoke then quit smoking. Take more roughage like salad in your diet. Consult an oral surgeon and start with antifungal like nystatin. Hope I answered your query Thanks & Regards Dr. Neha Sumra